Colby-Hume Center

Hume Center on Messalonskee Lake

Colby College owns a 10-acre parcel of land, including some 450 feet of lakefront, seven miles from the campus on the east shore of Messalonskee Lake (also known as Snow Pond) in nearby Sidney. The property was given to Colby in 1991 by Alan and Dorothy Hume, who reside there in a private home. Facilities available for general College use include a picnic area with charcoal cooking grills, a small beach for swimming (there are no lifeguards on duty - swim at your own risk), croquet, horseshoes, and two small bath/changing houses with toilets. There is also a woodworking shop and forge used mainly for JanPlan courses and a boathouse used by the College crew teams to store rowing shells.

UsesStudents at the Hume Center
The property, which may be used for cookouts and swimming, is for the use of Colby faculty and staff as well as registrants in Colby's various summer and special programs. Individual and families do not need to make special arrangements to use the property during daylight hours. Colby groups of up to 75 persons may inquire about making arrangements to use the facilities by contacting the Office of Special Programs (207 859-4730).

Policies
Carry-in/Carry-out Policy - There is a carry-in/carry-out policy at the Colby-Hume Center with no receptacles at the shore. Please plan ahead and bring a bag to carry our your own trash.
Parking - Park only in designated areas near the boathouse. Do not park near the Humes' private home or swimming pool.

Directions
Online Maps or GPS - use Bayberry Lane Sidney, ME

From Campus
Go past Johnson Pond, straight onto the  Rice Rips Road
Turn LEFT at the end of the Rice Rips Road onto Route 23 until the stoplight
Go through the light and bear LEFT continuing on Route 23 South to the stop sign
Take the hard LEFT continuing on Route 23
Bear RIGHT on Route 23 (Pond Road) as you approach the top of the hill
Continue about 2.4 miles to the blue Colby-Hume Center sign on right
Turn RIGHT onto Colby-Hume Center driveway
Bear LEFT at first gravel road
Drive past the woodshop to the parking area by boathouse

Alternative Directions from campus
Go past Johnson Pond and bear LEFT onto Washington Street
Turn RIGHT at the end of Washington Street onto Kennedy Memorial Drive
Continue 0.7 miles; Turn LEFT onto Country Club Road (opposite North Country Power Sports, Yamaha/Kawasaki)
At end of Country Club Road, turn RIGHT onto Webb Road
At stop sign, continue straight to next stop sign at Pond Road
Turn LEFT onto Route 23 (Pond Road)
Continue about 2.2 miles to the blue Colby-Hume Center sign on right
Turn RIGHT onto Colby-Hume Center driveway
Bear LEFT at first gravel road
Drive past the woodshop to the parking area by boathouse

A Special Note
Colby is most grateful to the Humes for their generous gift. Users should respect their privacy and direct any and all inquiries, concerns or requests for special services to the Colby-Hume Center Liaison  (859-4733, cclukey@colby.edu) or Physical Plant Department (859-5000).